How did the movement founded by Jesus transform more in the first seventy-five years after his death than it has in the two thousand years since?
From Christ to Christianity offers an informative and understandable summary of the development of Christianity in the New Testament and post-Apostolic eras. James Edwards tells the story of how the Christian movement—which began as relatively informal, rural, Hebrew and Aramaic speaking, and closely anchored to the Jewish synagogue—became primarily urban, Greek speaking, and gentile within the first Christian generation, spreading through the Greco-Roman world with a mission agenda and church organization distinct from its roots in Jewish Galilee.
This book not only demonstrates how, by the early second century, the church attained the characteristic qualities to become the Christian church as we generally know it today but also shows how the witness of the early church can encourage today's church. It also includes several maps.
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